USACE reminds everyone to be water safe this Memorial Day weekend

Published May 24, 2023
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding everyone to practice good water safety habits over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

“Memorial Day is one of the busiest weekends on the water across the region,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District Commander, Col. Damon Knarr. “We’re asking visitors to be patient and courteous at boat launch ramps and to slow down and watch out for other boaters on the water.”

Please remember to wear your life jacket, don’t drink alcoholic beverages and operate a boat, never swim alone and stick to designated swim areas. Following these safety tips can help make your family’s holiday a safe and enjoyable one.

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